Brangelina’s Divorce: Couple Fight Over Custody of Six Children Following Abuse Allegations

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By Rosemarie Lentini | 8:45 am, September 22, 2016

Brad Pitt is reportedly under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children.

But a source close to Brad told TMZ he strenuously denied any abuse of his children.

According to TMZ, sources said Jolie, Pitt and their six children were on a private jet last Wednesday where he allegedly got drunk. He then allegedly screamed and got physical with their children. According to TMZ, sources including witnesses said Pitt continued on the tarmac, and tried to leave in one of the fuel trucks.

TMZ sources report that someone anonymously reported the incident to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services.

It is understood that Pitt and Jolie have already been interviewed and DCFS plans to interview the kids as well. That investigation is ongoing.

A source close to Pitt reportedly told TMZ: “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children”.

“It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”


Marion Cotillard, the French actress that Pitt was allegedly cheating with, has weighed in on the couple’s split.

Cotillard has taken to Instagram where she has posted a message to all of her followers, where she announced her reaction to the news of the Jolie-Pitt breakup.

She defended her marriage to French actor Guillaume Canet, saying they were also expecting a child. She described him as the man of her life and said he was the “only one” she needed.

She wrote:

“This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need.Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn’t distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment.

With all my love Marion.”


An investigative reporter has claimed that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s marriage was “a complete sham”.

Ian Halperin, who released a book in 2009 called Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, appeared on both Sunrise and Today Extra this morning and made some extraordinary claims.

“I interviewed over 1000 people close to the couple,” he said to Sam Armytage on Sunrise.

“The people I interviewed, even today, say this relationship was false from the get go. It was a complete sham.”


Her reaction comes after Jolie reportedly decided to divorce Brad Pitt after ‘one shocking incident’ last week that pushed her over the line.

“The final divorce decision was only made one week ago. An incident took place and prompted (Angelina) to act and file,” an insider told Us Weekly.

Meantime, Pitt has vowed to fight Angelina Jolie for joint custody of their six children amid reports he’s furious at her for portraying him as a bad father.

Jolie asked for physical custody of Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, in divorce documents filed on Monday. She also asked that her husband of two years be granted visitation.

But sources tell People Pitt will fight hard, saying sole physical custody “for either of them doesn’t seem like what’s best for the children.”

“Brad thinks Angelina is a great mother,” the insider says. “But he is also a great father. There is no way he is going to be absent for any part of his kids’ lives.”

Moving trucks were seen arriving at the stars’ Hollywood compound on Wednesday, with police officers working to keep the swarming paparazzi at bay.

In the 12 hours after the story broke, rumors about Pitt’s infidelity, drug taking and bad parenting swirled.

The immediate explanation was Pitt had cheated on Jolie with his co-star, Marion Cotillard, while filming the World War II drama, Allied. The story, broken by the New York Post, was that Jolie had hired a private eye to spy on the pair. “She felt that he was fooling around … on the set, and it turns out he was. And that was the final straw,” a source said. Other publications said Pitt wasn’t being a good father.

These claims, reported by TMZ, were that Jolie was sick of him drinking and smoking dope, and was concerned about anger issues.

By late yesterday, TMZ reported Pitt was “furious” that Jolie had both publicly filed for divorce and “spun rumors”.

Amid reports Jolie’s PR team has created a war room in a Los Angeles home as she prepares to take on Pitt, he told friends not to say anything negative about her.


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